Carta Esferica le las Costas y Golfo de California....hasta el Puerto de S. Diego
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Rare large scale map of Baja California, prepared for the Mexican Government shortly after its Independence from Spain.
The map is dedicated to Guadalupe Victoria, the first president of the Mexican Republic. In addition to all of Baja California, the map depicts the area northward up to San Diego (with its name in the title) and a good portion of Mexico's northwest coast line, along with plans of Guyamas, La Paz and Pichilingue harbors. The map is based upon rare survey charts by the Spanish Direccion Hidrografia in Madrid.
It is believed that this map was prepared as part of a group of Charts presented by the King of Spain to the President of Mexico, upon the occasion of Mexico's independence. Warren Howell was advised by a Mexican book seller in the 1950s that the maps were actually printed by Aaron Arrowsmith in London. The set was compiled in a rare bound format and also issued separately.